So in the south, I've taken out the Thessalian league, as well as the Tyrants of Pharae. My next plan is to sweep down to the Arcanian league and work my way up towards the coast, taken out Eprius as well as Illyria and securing my back.
But first, I would like to have a strategic chokepoint in the south to prevent the Phocians from causing to much damage. I don't plan on going into the Peloponnese until later on in the game. Lamia seems like a good chokepoint to be able to defend against against the Phocians, since it guards the northern chokepoint of Thermopylae. So I'm planning on taking that city and keeping a strong garrison there.
My question is, how would you go about sieging the city? I've scouted there a few times, and they've already begun massing TONS of units, I believe atleast 3-5 hoplite brigades from there own city. As well as a couple from their nearby cities. So they definitely won't be giving up the city without a fight. Since I'm able to go into Lamia through two paths, I'm thinking about sending my phalagites, peltasts, and catapults through one way, while I send my calvary around the other way, and try to flank them and make the battle easier. Of course, the two heroic shrines nearby don't help me either, but there's nothing I can do about that. Either way, this is probably going to be my hardest battle yet.
Here is my battle composition, if there's anything you'd recommend to add to help my side would be greatly appreciated :D.
Two Phalangite Brigades
One Allied Hoplite Brigade
Four catapult batteries
Two peltast units
One Allied Thessalian cavalry
One scout cavalry (don't really plan on using this one in battle, mainly just to catch defeated enemies for slaves)
I have plenty of recruits, as well as a substantial amount of gold, so anything within reason I could add to my attack force. Thanks for reading!